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1 hr ago | WMUR-TV Manchester

12 states confirm Enterovirus D68 cases

A respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds of kids across the U.S. has parents across the country worried. Take a look at what you need to know about enteroviruses.

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Related Topix: Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alabama Government, Alabama, Illinois

5 hrs ago | Fort Morgan Times

Police: 2 boys confess to preschool pumpkin heist

Two juvenile suspects have confessed to picking clean a pumpkin patch that was cultivated by New Mexico preschoolers, police said Friday. According to investigators, the two boys admitted raiding a small pumpkin patch cared for by students at Eastern New Mexico University's Child Development Center.

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Related Topix: Preschoolers, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

5 hrs ago | WMGL-FM North Charleston

Jennifer Garner Says Ben Affleck's Job as a Father Is Laughter

After nine years of marriage and three children, a lot has changed for Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. Garner admits that her focus is on her kids and not necessarily romancing her Hollywood husband.

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Related Topix: Kids, Parenting

5 hrs ago | WHAS11

Woman who made kids drink bleach pleads insanity

A New Hampshire woman accused of trying to kill her children by forcing them to drink bleach has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Police say her 6-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter spit out most of the bleach and went to a neighbor for help.

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9 hrs ago | KOA

The Doctor's Note Must Die

Another summer has passed, and with its passing the rites of autumn have begun. Verklempt parents, myself included, have put their children on school buses for the first time.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Kids

13 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Pope now focuses on grandparents after celebrating newlyweds in run-up to big family meeting

First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.

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Related Topix: Elderly (Senior Citizen)

15 hrs ago | KEPR CBS 19

Victim's family praying for girl who killed instructor with Uzi

The family of an Arizona shooting-range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi say they're praying for her. Lawyers for the family of 39-year-old Charles Vacca delivered a video message last week to the girl's family.

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Related Topix: Guns, Kids

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Kids

Brandon Sun

Alberta has 18 cases of respiratory virus similar to outbreak in U.S.

Alberta's medical officer of health says a recent spike in the number of children with respiratory illness is pretty normal for this time of year. Dr. James Talbot says Alberta tested 100 samples from children under 18 who were admitted to hospitals across the province in the first 10 days of September.

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Related Topix: Kids

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

A billboard at the county line advertises home health care services. Local churches try to create a feeling of belonging for elderly members who may be disconnected from family up north.

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Related Topix: Elderly (Senior Citizen), Florida, Citrus County, FL, Medicaid, Health, Citrus Hills, FL, Beverly Hills, FL

Palladium-Item

Pride and patronage

Each year, members of Congress exercise a little-known power to help constituents obtain a nomination to one of the country's four elite service academies, which prepare future officers for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine. In doing so, they are helping the nominees obtain a highly sought college education worth nearly $500,000 while shaping the leadership of the military.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, United States Air Force Academy, Air Force Academy, CO

WTOC-TV Savannah

Small number of drugs behind kids' accidental poisonings

A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds. Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 years were hospitalized after getting a hold of family members' medication, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), ADHD, Health

KFVS12

Kids prescribed antibiotics twice as often as needed

Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates. More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be unnecessary, according to researchers from University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Kids, University of Washington, Infectious Diseases

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Amazing transformation! From 'sumo wrestler' to distance runner

When he visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, "the sumo wrestler is back." Their comments were meant to be funny, but Kirimoto still felt the sting.

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Related Topix: Toddlers, Westminster, CO

Cybercast News Service

Judge: Sanfords to Mediate over Divorce Issues

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife Jenny have agreed to mediate parenting issues and other concerns in their contentious divorce, a South Carolina family court judge said Monday. Attorneys for Jenny Sanford have asked the family court to limit the Republican lawmaker's visitation with his youngest child and to have the lawmaker undergo psychological tests and take anger management and parenting courses.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mark Sanford, Parenting, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

KFI

Man suspected of firing on kids at ice cream truck

Police say that after a nine-hour standoff they have arrested a 59-year-old man suspected of shooting at a group of children who were surrounding an ice cream truck in San Bernardino. No children were injured by the gunfire Sunday afternoon.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine

A federal study says an anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children. The drug is called buprenorphine .

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Related Topix: Kids, Drugs

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

California broadens autism coverage for kids through Medicaid

I didn't know where to turn,” recalled Cruz, a Mexican immigrant who speaks only Spanish. “I didn't have any idea how to help her.” No one in her low-income South Los Angeles neighborhood seemed to know anything about autism spectrum disorder, a developmental condition that can impair language, learning and social interaction.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Kids, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

FOX Carolina

Mother allegedly stabbed two of her children

Mary Galvis, 47, was still in a hospital gown when officers took her from the police station to the Salt Lake County jail. "I am just in shock.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, Kids, West Valley City, UT

Lowell Sun

Lawyer: Mom in Blackstone infant remains case was afraid

The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home says she was scared because her longtime boyfriend didn't want any more children. Thirty-one-year-old Erika Murray was charged Friday with fetal death concealment and other counts after authorities found their bodies in her squalid, vermin-infested Blackstone home.

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Related Topix: Blackstone, MA, Kids

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